Events

Events

The Impact of War in Ukraine on Children by Vera Chechenyeva

 

Warning - Please note this video may be triggering for those who have been impacted by violence or war crimes

 


ESPID Members - HELP FOR UKRAINE CRISIS

 

Dear ESPID members,

By this statement we, as ESPID board, strongly sympathize with our colleagues from the Ukraine. Children are among the primary victims of armed conflicts and we call on all parties to the conflict in Ukraine to protect our colleagues, children and their families from further violence.

We wholeheartedly hope that all will stay safe the coming time that is filled with fear and uncertainty. 

We would like to reach out to the ESPID members from the Ukraine to see if we can offer help in any way. We would like to do whatever we can to support as much as possible in these extremely difficult times. A first request via pTBnet from Vera Chechenyeva (Kiev, Ukraine) to doctors from Poland, Romania, Moldova, Czech, Lithuanian, Latvia: could you, please, be so kind to send your contact data where our refugees can receive TB, ART or any pediatric help:

  • Country
  • City
  • Name of Institution
  • Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone number (including country code please)
  • Email
  • support you can provide: TB Treatment, Antiretroviral Treatment, Common Pediatrician Help, Psychological, Social

 Please send your contact data to the ESPID secretariat: admin@espid.org and this will be forwarded on and shared with pTBnet.

 Please hold each other strongly and take care,

 The ESPID Board

 


Webinar on post-COVID-19 condition in children

  A webinar on post-COVID-19 condition in children jointly organised by the ECDC and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) took place on 10 November 2021.

The webinar enabled the sharing of experiences and epidemiological data on post-COVID-19 condition in children between researchers with the aim of shaping future priorities for the condition across Europe.

Participants included members of ESPID, ECDC’s national focal points for COVID-19, and representatives from EU/EEA countries’ National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs). Presentations from ECDC, Germany, Italy, Finland, and the United Kingdom provided data in the areas of surveillance and epidemiology of post-COVID-19 condition in the paediatric population. The lack of a standardised syndrome definition and harmonised surveillance protocol were highlighted.

The webinar concluded that while challenges remain to identify the burden of post-COVID-19 condition and its consequences in children, some established networks exist. A collaborative approach involving public health specialists and expert groups is essential in responding to these public health challenges. The importance of developing a European network to assist in better understanding the syndrome, its public health consequences, and burden was endorsed. To watch the webinar click below:


Webinar on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

 A webinar on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) jointly organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) took place on 20 January 2022.

 The webinar enabled the sharing of experiences and epidemiological data on MIS-C between European researchers, with the aim of shaping future priorities for the condition across Europe.

Participants included members of ESPID, representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), and focal points for the COVID-19 network at ECDC. Presentations from Sweden, United Kingdom, France, and Spain provided data in several areas of MIS-C.

The lack of a common standardised syndrome definition was highlighted. The webinar concluded that remaining challenges include the appropriate characteristics needed for a standardised case definition due to the lack of large case databases and the multiple phenotypes of children with MIS-C. Nevertheless, the prompt development of a WHO definition at the time the syndrome was first recognised has been an invaluable tool for clinicians and researchers. A collaborative approach involving public health specialists and expert groups is essential in responding to complex public health challenges as in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Read the webinar report 


PentaTr@ining 2022: HIV & other Congenital Infections
25th April 2022
Online and face to face
Further information can be found here

22nd Advanced Course of Vaccinology ADVAC 2022 FRANCE
The 22nd ADVAC will take at Les Pensières, Annecy, France from 9 to 20 May 2022.

Registration for the Course will open from 1 July 2021 with a closing date of 15 November 2021

ESPID are delighted to offer support to attend the ADVAC course, please note there are only 2 members who will be selected and awarded support based on good standing members points. For more information, Click here
 

Please Note: 

  • ESPID usually sponsors up to two students who must be ESPID members in good standing
  • Any ESPID member who wishes to apply for the ADVAC course should register to attend via the ADVAC link here , ESPID members will then be considered for support providing they are in good standing
  • After an ADVAC selection meeting (February 2022), ESPID members who are in good standing will be selected for support and this is communicated to the individuals sometime there after.

 


Vlieland course on Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2022
18th-20th May 2022
The Netherlands
Further info to follow

Trop Paed Course 2022
22nd-27th May 
Germany
For further info please click here

The 13th International Bordetella Symposium
26-30 June 2022
Vancouver, BC
For further informatiion click here

IIC 2022
30th June - 2nd July 2022
Oxford, UK
Further information can be found here

International Summer School on Vaccinology for Students 2022
4th-11th July 2022
Belguim
Further info here

PentaTr@ining: AMR Online Course 2022
7th November 2022-19th February 2023(TBC)
Online
Further info to follow

Fungal Infections in Paediatrics
19th September-10 December 2022
Online
Further info to follow

A practical approach to serious infections in children
24th-26th November 2022
Reykjavík, ICELAND
Further information will follow